Lords debates reform report

30 April 2012

Members of the Lords will discuss the report from the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill on Monday 30 April in a debate spanning two days.

Speeches will continue until the morning of Tuesday 1 May, when it is predicted that winding up speeches will commence after 11.15am.

The debate on Lords feform follows the release of a report by the Joint Committee on the Draft House of Lords Reform Bill on Monday 23 April, which outlines proposals for an elected second chamber, where 80 per cent of members ar voted in. It states that the House should consist of 450 members who serve for 15 year non-renewable terms.

Over 75 members have registered to participate in the debate, moved by Lord Richard (Labour), a former Leader of the House of Lords and the government minister Lord Wallace of Saltaire (Liberal Democrat), a former spokesperson for foreign affairs and education. Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (Labour), the Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords, will open on behalf of the opposition.

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